The presses have been offline for a while thanks to real life, but real life didn’t stop news from happening. Here are a few of the stores we found interesting or exciting while we were sleeping.
Well, there go my hopes for the future of Star Wars.
Everyone’s favourite Batman is now getting his own movie.
There’s a sentence you’d never predict you’d get to say.
The end credits of 22 Jump Street are hilarious. After an entire movie of meta humour at the expense of sequels we’re treated to title cards from all the crazy ideas that might go into an ongoing franchise. And now thanks to an Imgur user you can see them all. Hooray! Note, this doesn’t spoil the movie proper but some of these are going to be way more hilarious in context. Fair warning.
Some of the funniest jokes in 22 Jump Street, including an entire montage during the end credits, were all the teasing of future sequels. These were all making fun of the notion that the studio would take their success and then run it into the ground by endlessly sequelizing it.
So now the studio is taking that success and starting to endlessly sequelize it.
Last weekend I did in fact see two movies but since I was taking the weekend off I didn’t write them up. It’s a bit late now, so here are some quick impressions in case you’re trying to decide what to see this weekend.
Every time someone makes a movie out of some property from my childhood I pretty much expect it to be a cheap cash in. Call me cynical (I do) but there it is. Fortunately this isn’t always the case and 21 Jump Street is one of the best examples of what a movie version of something from my childhood can be.
Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill both shine in a great story about friendship and dealing with your past which is cleverly written full of meta humour which makes fun of basically every aspect of this kind of film making. Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller bring their awesome touch as well, the film has great timing and pacing. At the end of the day it’s hilarious and fun and a great addition to your library especially now as the sequel is due in a weeks time. You can use the links below to grab your copy and help us keep the lights on around here.
Thanks and enjoy your weekend!
Good news everyone! The Lego Movie has been released early on the iTunes store! The home video release is scheduled for 17th of June but you can get it right now!
Whether you saw it in theatres or haven’t seen it yet The Lego Movie is one of the years best films and one not to be missed. Use the links below to grab your copy and help us keep the lights on around here. Amazon pre-order links are also included in case you still prefer a copy you can put on your shelf.
Thanks everyone, and enjoy!
Hey, remember in The Lego Movie how hero Emmett is a amazingly creative builder who lives across form his overbearing, controlling Mum (sorry, *Mom) who used to be a Master Builder? And how Indiana Jones tried to keep The Kragle from falling into the hands of antagonist Black Falcon and Lord Iamnotarobot? Well, Chris Miller and Phil Lord’s finished version didn’t quite turn out that way, but what we almost got is still deliciously funny in its own right. Read on!
Remember how 21 Jump Street turned out to be smart and hilarious rather than just another by the numbers remake of an 80s property? Looks like the sequel might be good too. Let’s watch!
In case you can’t tell by now we are massive fans of The Lego Movie. You should see it at your earliest convenience. If you have some time this weekend though why not check out some of writer/directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s other work? Namely their first work, the awesome animated series Clone High.
I was worried after the first trailer that The Lego Movie might turn out to be just a toy commercial. This new trailer makes me think it might be a smart, funny toy commercial.
Because of course there is. Now, I’m pretty cynical about this kind of stuff. I mean, it’s a Lego movie; otherwise known as an extended toy commercial. However, there’s some talent behind this so let’s watch.